Blurb-13 August 2017

Prayer is a loving relationship with God

Nurturing a relationship requires knowledge of the other, and that takes time.
Is prayer even relevant in a, busy busy world, where time is in short supply?
Is it a luxury that only the monks, nuns, and the retired, can afford?

Yet without taking time to know God through meditations on the Scriptures, and through life experiences with Him, how can we truly love Him?

If we really believe God is actively involved in our life, we need to set aside a time and space to give God our undivided attention (Mt 6:6). Solitude is a place where we gather new strength to carry on in the world but yet not of the world.
Relationships require communication to grow.
Talking and listening.
Most of us have no problem talking to God, but how do we listen to God?
God speaks in silences and only those who are quiet of heart can hear what He says.
Silence is that moment in which we not only stop the discussions with others, but also the inner discussions with ourselves.
It is in this silence that the Spirit of God can pray in us and continue His creative work in us.

That is why we have the Quiet Mornings. When we gather together in silence, with the sole purpose of making time for God, even if it’s only for a couple of hours every 3-4 months.
We quieten ourselves, pray, listen to the Scripture being read a few times, all the while paying attention to what God may be saying to us. We spend the next hour or so listening to Him, whether in the room, or outside amongst His creations. We write or draw our discoveries. Sometimes what God chooses to tell us may not even be anything related to the Scriptures read! He is, after all, the God of Surprises!
-Lin Chu
So come and join us this Sat (19th) at 9.30am
36 Riverglade Drive, off Newell Road
Come meet the God who longs for you.

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